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The we would take off once more with small deliberate steps.

This article makes a lively connection between Satie the man, and Satie the composer. I love the measured way he rations out the notes in his music, much the same as taking careful and sometimes tired footsteps home. Though I live in France his world is worlds away from mine.

What is a "pneumatique" and does his music have any relation to our own - simple, but unsophisticated - Breton music?

We encourage visitors to our Brittany Gites by talking about the lively music scene here. Would a Satie here and alive help things along. Probably not - just my private passion.

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